The dod defines a guerrilla as someone who engages in

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Unformatted text preview: efinition is somewhat overly simple because people generally consider guerrilla warfare a tactic that any force, regular or irregular, can use. True guerrilla forces normally only exist, for an extended period, as part of a broader resistance movement or insurgency. ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS OF AN INSURGENCY 2-41. There are additional elements that may be found in an insurgency. Some typical additional elements include the following: Leadership and C2. Government-in-exile. Shadow government. Area command. LEADERSHIP AND COMMAND AND CONTROL 2-42. Leadership is not a separate type of component as much as it is a function. The guerrilla or underground component generally performs this function. GOVERNMENT-IN-EXILE 2-43. A government-in-exile does not exist in every situation. A government-in-exile is normally present only in situations in which an element displaces a government from its country but the government remains recognized as the legitimate sovereign authority. Whether a government-in-exile does or does not exist, the insurgency will usually still report to some form of a shadow government in-country. Figure 2-8, page 2-13, depicts the structure of a resistance with a government-in-exile. SHADOW GOVERNMENT 2-44. The shadow government is an organization the underground forms in occupied territory. Ideally, the shadow government can perform normal governmental functions in a clandestine manner and synchronize those functions with the resistance movement. The shadow government is critical because it exercises a degree of control, supervision, and accountability over the population at all levels (district, village, city, province, and so on), and further discredits and delegitimizes the existing government. 2-12 TC 18-01 30 November 2010 Fundamentals of Resistance and Insurgency Figure 2-8. Resistance structure with government-in-exile AREA COMMAND 2-45. Area command is a term planners use to denote the resistance leadership that directs, controls, integrates, and supports all resistance activities in a region. The area commander’s location should be a place where he can safely control the insurgency...
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